Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Lap up today's Groupon in civically responsible portions: for $7, you get $15 worth of wine or spirits at Liquors at the Marketplace.
Liquors at the Marketplace lines its aisles with a large selection of fine wines and choice spirits from top vineyards and distilleries. A Kendall-Jackson 2009 Californian chardonnay ($15.99) hints at aromas of vanilla and honey and can't help blurting out vivid flavors of pineapple, mango, and papaya. Greg Norman Estates captures the duality of its golf- and wine- aficionado founder by bottling each cabernet or pinot noir with a cork harvested from the trees of top golf courses ($12.99). Versatile Absolut vodka ($19.99/750 mL) and 10 Cane rum ($13.99/750 mL) blend into summery shaken and frozen potions as smoothly as an awkward silence at a chess tournament.
Liquors at the Marketplace
For more than eight years, Liquors at the Marketplace has decorated area bar carts and cellars with a staggering selection of hard-to-find liquors and more than 300 varietals of wine. Patrons can take center stage at cocktail parties, mixing up mojitos from bottles of premium 10 Cane rum, pouring glasses of wine developed by golfer Greg Norman, or smash bottles of Kendall Jackson chardonnay on strangers' boats in guerilla-style christening ceremonies. For Friars Club–style tea parties, the shop also stocks cigars and smoking accessories, and stays open on most holidays.
4425 NW Blitchton Rd.
Ocala, Florida 34482Get Directions